A In a given context or situation, the student understands how to apply the stages of the reading process to read and interpret a text:
a Understands the purpose for reading, listening to and/or viewing (e.g. for enjoyment, to learn something, to escape to new places, for instructions).
b Uses prior knowledge (e.g. what s/he already knows about the topic, author, genre/text type)
c Previews the text (e.g. attends to the cover, dedication, title page and author's notes for clues that will add to understanding or enjoyment of the text)
d Uses knowledge of the genre/text type to be viewed/read: immersion into models of the text type to determine important structures and features of the text type, and how these contribute to meaning in the text (e.g. understands the structure and features of familiar text types such as main character, sequence of events in narratives [stories]; visual features in information-based texts)
e Builds needed background knowledge and experiences (e.g. of content, setting and/or author, in a variety of ways such as watching a documentary on a related topic, reading a picture book on a similar theme before reading a chapter book, using the Internet)
2 During Reading/Viewing
a Makes explicit connections between own personal experiences and story experiences